14 June 2018
As part of the Game Changers Women’s Leadership Summit, our Founder and CEO, Baillie Aaron set out a passionate argument about why we need to overhaul our failing prison system in her latest speech at the House of Commons.
Baillie tells us:
- A staggering £2.2 billion is spent every year to run a prison system that is failing.
- 99% of people leaving prison will return back to our community; we are all impacted by the dysfunction of our prisons.
- Replacing our prison system with one that works will reduce crime and improve society’s safety. Community-based, restorative justice solutions are proven to be cheaper and more effective.
- A world without crime would be an incredible world to live in. To have a system that keeps us safe, we need to replace our failing prisons with a system that works.